Sustainability Report

2020 Belgian Sustainability Report

A word from our CEO

Dear readers,

Our impact on the world starts with each of us. What we do, how we do it and how we treat others. That’s why our shared values serve as the basis for the decisions we make and the actions we take. In everything we do, we desire to act ethically and with integrity, respecting people and caring for the planet. It is the right thing to do and it is how we make an impact that matters most for our people, clients and society.

We know that it is not possible to be a leader in today’s world without prioritising sustainability. As part of a global network, we have a responsibility and an opportunity to positively contribute to a more sustainable world. By leveraging our worldwide position, we are taking a pioneering and proactive stance to lead the way.

We are tackling the climate crisis head on. Our new WorldClimate strategy articulates Deloitte’s responsibility to make sure our own house is in order, to inspire our people to act and to engage our ecosystems and alliances in our cause. We will reduce our own footprint and grow our capabilities so we can deliver best-in-class solutions that help Deloitte clients do the same.

By truly understanding the challenge and the role we play, we are able to map priority issues, set the right objectives, and take real action. Each and every member of the Deloitte family is working to create real impact for our planet by making greener choices that drive meaningful, lasting change.

We took a look at ourselves and the current mobility situation in Belgium to address the areas where our business could greatly improve its environmental impact: mobility, travel, and infrastructure. With these key points in mind, we have embarked on a journey to completely overhaul our mobility habits and behaviours.

While the number of people we employ and the number of cars in our fleet have grown since 2017, we have managed to reduce our overall CO2 emissions by 23 percent, not taking into account the impact of COVID-19. If we factor in the impact of the lockdown, we have reduced our CO2 emissions by 33 percent. Most impressively, we have reduced our car mileage by 17 percent. If you include the corona impact, we are down by 33 percent.

In this report, you will read why we care about sustainability, what we are doing to work towards solutions, where we are now and where we want to go in the future.

We hope you enjoy reading it.

Piet Vandendriessche
CEO Deloitte Belgium

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